Neighborly Reconnect

Today seemed to be a day of reconnecting with your neighbors. With a summer and fall largely dominated by rainfall that forced everyone to squeeze their outdoor chores into limited windows, there was no time to walk over and shoot the breeze. But with today’s warm temps and no real yardwork remaining, people were out just enjoying the weather. Strolling through the neighborhood or going to the parc. We met two different groups of neighbors who we had barely seen since the spring. One we met at the parc and the other we spent over an hour catching up on our driveway. Both incidents were quite rare this past year. It was nice to have these little encounters before (or if) winter comes forcing us to stay largely indoors.

4 Comments so far

  1. Laiya (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 9:58 am

    Hey Frank,
    I noticed something in your post. Did you know that you now write park as “parc”? :)

  2. mare (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 10:20 am

    And “neighbour” as “neigbor”?

    Oh wait, that’s not a change for you ;-)

  3. mare (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 10:36 am

    Grrr. I meant “neighbor”.

    /need to spellcheck

  4. Frank (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

    I’ve gotten into the habit of using the French spellings for places. I guess I figured it would make it easier to learn the language and it seems French is the default language for place names in general.

    As for neighbor over neighbour. Where I grew up it seemed pretentious to use the British/French spellings as opposed to the red-blooded American spellings. I’m not sure if I’ll make that transition. Though I do write theatre instead of theater.

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